I am sure that the sense of humour in the average of educated Englishmen is keener, subtler, and eminently more catholic than it is in men of the corresponding class in the United States. Dunne, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Lorimer, Mr. Poster designing may demand a very high quality of art, and the American workmen are the Cherets, Grassets, Muchas, of their craft.
I have also indulged myself in the purchase of several of Cherets works of art. They cost three francs apiece. We have had some delightful lunches at the Ambassadeurs with Cushing and other artists and last night I went out into the Grande Monde to a bal masque for charity at the palace of the Comtesse de la Ferrondeux.